Making the darkness conscious

Enlightenment consists not merely in the seeing of luminous shapes and visions, but in making the darkness visible. (Carl G Jung) 

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. (Carl G Jung) 

In his poem titled The Light of Mind (02 Sep 2011), John Weeren nicely catches something intrinsic to the human mind:

the light of mind
asks how to create shadows —
only darkness knows

Best I not say more.


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